NewMacBoor Ir to Replace iMac

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by stockcerts, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. stockcerts macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Im considering a new MacBook to replace my first generation aluminum iMac. I do have an iPad, but I think I'd enjoy having a full featured laptop with me. I'm wondering how some of you deal will the smaller hard drives on the MacBook Air. Do you keep some of your apps and data on an external drive? Also considering an external monitor for home use.

    One last question. I'm not sure when today's model came out, are there any expected updates in the coming months?

  2. Boe11 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2010
    There are a few options for using external storage devices to stick your larger files on. If you get the 256, that's a fair amount of space unless you have a huge music library. Personally, I pretty much use streaming for most of my media these days, so 256 is fine.

    No one knows when the new models might come out, but the best guess is sometime this summer with a smaller chance of sometime in late spring.
  3. Hawkeye16 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2009
    I have the 256GB and it is plenty of room for me. I can fit all of my stuff on it. I have a 2TB backup drive but that is mostly for offsite media (NAS) and time machine backups.

    If you look at the top of the page there is a buyers guide with release dates and rumors on current and new models than you'd ever need!

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